Joelinton hasn’t had many great performances in a Newcastle shirt, but he was certainly impressive against Leeds.

The Brazilian started on the left wing once again, starting his second game in a row due to the absence of Callum Wilson.

It appears that Steve Bruce has given up on playing Joelinton as a striker, once again looking much more comfortable out wide.

He caused Stuart Dallas plenty of problems, and was a threat in the air as well.

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He even set up the equaliser for Allan Saint-Maximin, darting in behind before pulling the ball back to the Frenchman.

Before that Joelinton nearly scored himself, only to be denied by a wonderful save from Illan Meslier.

Sadly, that was the closest he came to scoring. He did have an attempt in the second half, but blazed it high into the Gallowgate.

While his goalscoring ability shows no sign of improving, the £40million man’s performance out wide suggests he does have a role to play in this Newcastle side.

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He was intelligent and strong in possession, and even chipped in defensively to help protect Matt Ritchie.

The 24-year-old was substituted late in the second half, and received a rare standing ovation from the Toon Army.

While a point isn’t a great result for Newcastle, fans are certainly encouraged by what they saw from Joelinton.

Newcastle fans react as Joelinton enjoys one of his best games vs Leeds

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